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Should a senator convicted of bribery still receive their taxpayer-funded pension?


Members of Congress are entitled to a pension after serving for five years. The plan also contains cost-of-living adjustments, which less than 10 percent of private sector pensions do.

The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 prevents a member of Congress convicted of a felony (such as bribery) from collecting their pension — but only after they have exhausted their legal appeals. From the original conviction to the end of the legal process can take years, during which they can collect their pension the whole time.

What the legislation does

The No CORRUPTION Act would prevent any member of Congress from receiving their pension starting immediately after their original conviction. If the conviction is …

Sponsor and status

Jacky Rosen

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Nevada. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Mar 10, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed Senate (House next) on Dec 8, 2021

This bill passed in the Senate on December 8, 2021 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Ralph Norman Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Close Pension Loopholes for Corrupt Politicians
    — Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5] on May 20, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to S. 693 will be negligible.


Mar 10, 2021

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Mar 17, 2021
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 21, 2021
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Dec 8, 2021
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

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Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 693 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 693. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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